All photography requires constant attention to small details while at the same time capturing the overall mood of what you see and feel. Jewelry photography, like any other photography needs to present the viewer a photo that tells a story.
Incredible design and craftsmanship and beautiful materials are part of a compelling piece of jewelry. The rarest most beautiful things such as diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires have captured the imagination of cultures going back generations. I have also learned to appreciate the beauty of gems such as moonstone, turquoise, labradorite, tanzanite, opals and tourmaline to name a few.
The precious metals gold, platinum, palladium and silver all have their unique properties that need to be shown in a photograph, a challenge that I truly enjoy.